ITR-1 Form Filing

Any person falling under the purview of the Income Tax Act, 1961 has to pay tax on the income earned in a particular financial year. The person (commonly referred to as “assessee”) could be an individual, partnership, Hindu Undivided Family or any other business entity.

The categorization in taxpayers has been done to ease the compliances. Each category of taxpayer has to compute the taxable income in the manner as laid down in the Income Tax Act, 1961. Post computation, Income Tax Return is filed in the Form applicable to that category of taxpayer.


    Who all can file Form ITR-1?

    Form ITR-1 (also referred to as SAHAJ popularly) has to be filed by individuals who have an income of not more than INR 50 lakhs from the following sources in a financial year:

    • Salary/Pension: Salary refers to the remuneration/consideration that a person receives for the services that he/she renders under a contract of employment. For an amount to be considered salary, the existence of employer-employee relationship is must. As per the Income Tax Act, 1961, the following are included in salary income:
      • Wages
      • Pension
      • Annuity
      • Advance Salary Paid
      • Leave Encashment
      • Fee, Perquisites, Commission, Profits in addition to or in lieu of Salary or wages
      • Transferred balance in recognized Provident Fund
      • Annual accretion to the recognized Provident Fund
      • Central Government Contribution or Employer Contribution to Pension account as mentioned in Section 80CCD of the Income Tax Act, 1961.
    • One House Property (does not include those cases in which income has been brough forward from previous years): If the taxpayer I the owner of a property from which he/she is earning rent, the rent proceeds become taxable. However, if the taxpayer is using the property for running some business or profession, the same would be taxable under the heading “Income from Business or Profession.”
    • Other sources (does not include income earned from winning lottery or race horses)
    • Agricultural Income (Up to INR 5,000)

    Individuals who cannot file Form ITR-1

    Form ITR-1 cannot be filed in the following cases:

    • Income exceeds INR 50 lacs
    • Agricultural income exceeds INR 5,000
    • Taxable capital gains have been made
    • There is income from business or profession
    • There is income from more than one house property
    • The individual is a Director of a company
    • Investment in unlisted equity shares has been made
    • The individual owns assets or has financial interest outside India or is the signing authority of an account located outside India
    • The individual is a non-resident or not ordinarily resident
    • Income of the individual is taxable in hands of another person
    • The individual has claimed relief of foreign tax paid or double taxation under Section 90/90A/91 of the Income Tax Act, 1961
    • If the taxpayer is joint-owner of a property, he/she cannot file Form ITR-1. In this case, the individual will have to file ITR-2.
    • Form ITR-1 cannot be filed by individuals who have deposited over INR 1 crore in their bank accounts, have made expenditure of INR 2 lakhs on foreign travel, or paid electricity bill of over INR 1 lakh.
    • In these cases, the taxpayer would be required to file Form ITR-4. In these cases, the taxpayer shall be required to file Form ITR-4.

    Components of Form ITR-1


    • 01

      General Information

      The first part requires general information about the individual to be filled like name, date of birth, PAN, mobile number, address, e-mail address, and the section under which the form is being filed.
    • 02

      Gross Total IncomeClaiming Refund:

      In the second part, gross total income from salary/pension, house property and other sources is computed.
    • 03

      Deductions and Taxable Total Income

      Deductions under Section 80C, 80D, 80G, 80GGA, 80TTA, 80TTB, subject to the maximum limit of deduction, are claimed and deducted from the Gross Total Income to compute the total taxable income.
    • 04

      Computation of Tax Payable

      Tax payable is computed at the rate provided in the tax slab (as applicable to the assessee depending upon the taxable income) for the particular assessment year.
    • 05

      Other Information

      This part requires information pertaining to the bank account, detail of Advance Tax and Self-Assessment Tax payments, and details of TDS/TCS.

    Form ITR 1 can be submitted to the Income Dax Department in multiple method:

    1. The return can be filed in paper form.
    2. The return can be filed online using a digital signature of the taxpayer.
    3. The return can be filed online using electronic verification code.
    4. The return can be filed online followed by submission of ITR-V by post.

    In case you have opted for method 4, print two copies of Form ITR-V. One copy of ITR-V should be retained by the assessee for his/her records, the other copy duly signed by the assessee, has to be sent by post to:

    Post Bag No. 1,
    Electronic City Office,
    Bengaluru— 560 100,

    Only the following persons have an option to file return in paper form:

    An individual of the age of 80 years or more at any time during the previous year; or An individual or HUF whose income does not exceed five lakh rupees and no refund is claimed in the return of income.

    Documents Required for Company Registration

    • Form-16
    • Salary Slips
    • Interest certificates from Post Offices & Banks
    • Form 16A/16B/16C
    • Form 26AS
    • Tax-Savings Investment Proofs
    • Deductions under Section 80D to 80U
    • Home Loan statement from NBFC/Bank
    • Capital Gains
    • Aadhar Card

                                                                             For individuals up to the age of 60 years

                                                                                      Taxable IncomeIncome Tax Rate

    Up to INR 2,50,000Nil
    INR 2,50,000 – INR5,00,0005%
    INR 5,00,000 – INR 10,00,00020%
    Above INR 10,00,00030%

                                                                            For individuals aged between 60-80 years (Senior Citizens)

                                                                                  Taxable IncomeIncome Tax Rate

    Up to INR 3,00,000Nil
    INR 3,00,000 – INR5,00,0005%
    INR 5,00,000 – INR 10,00,00020%
    Above INR 10,00,00030%

                                                                          For individuals above the age of 80 years (Super Citizens)

                                                                                  Taxable IncomeIncome Tax Rate

    Up to INR 5,00,000Nil
    INR 5,00,000 – INR 10,00,00020%
    Above INR 10,00,00030%


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